In Mark 11:2-7, there is the story of Jesus sending out his disciples to “borrow” a donkey for him to ride into Jerusalem.
When this request is considered in a modern context, what he asked them to do is even more astounding. It would be much like Jesus telling us to go boost a car or at least take a bike.
The disciples were not told to ask permission first (which seems prudent), but they were merely instructed what to say if questioned—implying that they would, in fact, be stopped and questioned.
Certainly this was a risky thing to do, as they could likely have been arrested and punished for steeling. Yet they did as Jesus instructed — and without question.
Would we be willing to do the same?
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 1,000-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and many books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.